Pictures filed under Impact on Landscape

Kibby Mountain wind transmission

Kibbywindtransmission_thumb This photo shows the enormity of the transmission lines erected to transport energy from the Kibby Mountain wind facility in Northern Maine. The poles are approximately 100-feet tall, well above the 35-foot tall distribution lines in the foreground. These lines, which run for miles, are very visible contribution to the industrialization of the area. The rights of way are typically 80-100 feet in width creating extensive habitat fragmentation beyond the turbine site.
1 May 2009

Mount Kelsey wind project mitigation site

Mount_kelsey_mitigation_thumb One of the proposed mitigation sites offered by Noble Environmental in hopes of gaining support for its 33 turbine wind proposal in Coos County, New Hampshire. The mitigation land will surround an expansive land area that includes the turbine pads and road along the ridge top. It is uncertain how much of the remaining unfragmented forested habitat will be diminished due to edge effects caused by the road and turbine pads.
9 Apr 2009
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